Communications Advisor

Position:
Communications Advisor

Reports to:
Associate Director, Communications

Summary:
The Communications Advisor is responsible for developing a variety of internal and external communication materials with a focus on public relations, presentation strategies, and speaking notes as well as materials like publications, newsletters, blog content, video scripts, and notices. The incumbent works with other departments, including the Government Relations, Events and Marketing teams to support their communication activities. 

Effective Date:
May 2022


 

Function:

Responsible for developing and/or writing communication material for a variety of internal and external audiences relevant to the Canadian Real Estate Association.

Core Competencies:

  • Communications (written and verbal)
  • Judgement and decision-making
  • Innovative/Creative
  • Attention to Detail
  • Engagement
  • Team Work

Position Accountabilities:

  • Provide copywriting and general communications and public relations services for CREA such as writing, editing and publishing/sending materials including but not limited to presentation and even speaking notes and accompanying presentations (i.e. PowerPoint), blog posts; emails to boards, associations and members; and e-newsletter content; as well as media relations support as required (for example, talking points, press releases).
  • Provide support to the Communications team in the implementation of strategic objectives involving members, leadership and the general public; develop content that effectively communicates member value; assist in the development and maintenance of departmental key messaging and talking points.
  • Ability to identify and analyze issues, events, trends and items appearing in the media that provide opportunities or challenges for the organization to consider;
  • Collect and coordinate presentation requirements and revisions with CREA staff and elected volunteers.
  • Attend CREA events and tradeshows, as assigned, to engage with REALTOR® members and promote CREA and relevant programs or campaigns.
  • Ensure the creative content and production quality of communication materials are consistent with CREA’s values, policies, objectives and identity.
  • Provide support as needed to CREA’s Director and Associate Director, Communications.
  • Undertake any other reasonable communications tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in communications, public relations, political science, or English or a related field;
  • Strong writing and editing skills with at least 5 years related experience;
  • A keen understanding of media relations combined with the ability to identify communications opportunities;
  • Strong strategic thinker, planner and advisor who combines sound judgment, common sense and experience in decision making;
  • A self-starter with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with strong follow-through;
  • Ability to work in a tight deadline environment where priorities can shift quickly;
  • Exceptional English language skills, fluency in both official languages.

Please provide writing samples or a portfolio with your application.

To apply for this position, please submit your application to careers@crea.ca and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

At CREA, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment. Part of this commitment includes arranging accommodations to ensure an equitable opportunity to participate in the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

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